Running Roundup – a collection of running-related links

I'm pretty sure this is going to be a topic on which Matt Rasmussen and Marilyn Tycer disagree with me about ... but when I read this story about a new trend of building pub-sheds in the backyard, a personal pub was not what came to my mind. Nope, this is what I was thinking would be an awesome use of a shed (except it's missing a Concept2 rowing machine):

* Love carbs? Good, you still need ’em as a runner.

* Do you really need one of those fancy wearable fitness gadgets? Maybe not, if you’ve got a smartphone. (That said, while I still carry my smartphone with me when I run, I rely on my new GPS watch and sync the data to RunKeeper later.)

* Actually, scratch that. This is the newest running gadget that you definitely need! Ha ha!

* If you were hoping to be able to run a marathon in every country, well, that goal may not happen any time soon, as North Korea has banned foreigners from its 2015 marathon due to Ebola fears….

* I was in law school when the Andrew Martinez (aka the Naked Guy) became infamous for walking around Berkeley in the buff. Of course, I was and am far too modest to walk around naked, but Berkeley seemed like an ideal place for that if you were into public nudity. I mean, it’s pretty temperate. What this guy does is far more impressive in a way: he’s not naked, but he runs shirtless all the time … in Chicago(!).

* Are you likely to die of natural causes in the next decade? A treadmill may be all you need for a quick answer, according to this report. Hint: the faster you can run, the better your odds. (For a more technical explanation of the study by Runner’s World‘s Alex Hutchison, click here.)

About Tung Yin (277 Articles)
Law prof by day, runner all the time. Got off the couch in January 2011 and have been obsessed with running ever since.
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